WOOSTER, Ohio - Buehler Food Markets Inc. has issued a warning that meat products processed in its Wooster plant might be contaminated with E.coli.
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a recall of meat from Excel during routine monitoring of the food supply for possible contamination. The company distributed some of its 45,000 pounds of meat to Ohio, and Buehler's reprocessed some of the meat into products sold at its Ohio stores.
The recall affects the following Buehler stores: New Philadelphia, Dover Parkside, Coshocton, Ashland, Delaware, Medina Forest Meadows and River Styx, Orrville, Wadsworth, and Wooster Milltown and Towne Market.
Although no illnesses have been associated with the products, Buehler stores are voluntarily recalling them as a precautionary measure, according to Mary McMillen, director of consumer affairs.
The products subject to the warning are the following:
- Macaroni and Beef in Sauce bought in either the deli with an expiration date of 5/19/04 on the Buehler Logo Price Sticker or from the salad bar from 4/20/04 to 4/30/04
- Johnny Marzetti bought in either the deli with an expiration date of 5/18/04 on the Buehler Logo Price Sticker or from the salad bar from 4/21/04 to 4/30/04
- Buehler's meatloaf bought from the deli, salad bar or meat department from 4/20/04 through 5/1/04